All posts tagged "Steve Ridgway"

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    Virgin Atlantic Appoints Craig Kreeger Chief Executive

    Virgin Atlantic has appointed Craig Kreeger as its new Chief Executive. He will take over the role on 1st February 2013 and joins from American Airlines, where he has held a 27-year career spanning commercial, financial and strategic roles in the USA and worldwide. Craig succeeds current Chief Executive Steve Ridgway, who...

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    Virgin Atlantic Plans for Short-haul Heathrow Slots

    Virgin Atlantic has announced that it has been offered all of the London Heathrow short-haul remedy slots available following International Airline Group’s acquisition of bmi. The airline said that its business case was based on one airline operating a package of remedy slots so that it could mount a credible challenge to...

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    Virgin to Introduce UK Domestic Feeder Services

    Virgin Atlantic is to launch a three-times-daily London – Manchester service from 31st March 2013 using A319s, the first of several planned regional feeds to its long-haul service. Chief Executive Steve Ridgway said: “Flying between Heathrow and Manchester is just the start for Virgin Atlantic’s new short-haul operation. We have the means...

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    Airline CEOs Respond to UK Budget

    Responding to the UK Budget, Carolyn McCall of easyJet, Willie Walsh of IAG, Michael O’Leary of Ryanair, and Steve Ridgway of Virgin Atlantic, jointly said: “At a time when the Government talks about creating jobs and growth, its blinkered insistence on further increases in Air Passenger Duty achieves precisely the opposite. “Youth...

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    Virgin Airlines Link Frequent Flyer Programmes

    Members of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club, Virgin America’s Elevate and Virgin Australia’s Velocity loyalty schemes can now earn and redeem miles and status points when flying with either of the other two airlines. Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic, said: “The enhanced frequent flyer programme allows us to offer even greater...

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    APD a Detention Tax, Says PATA

    At yesterday’s PATA Exchange event in London, Martin Craigs, Chief Executive of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, told Neil Steedman, ITTN’s News and Features Editor: “The UK Air Passenger Duty has become a detention tax – a tax against freedom of movement. PATA is working with IATA on this and PATA Chapters...

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    Virgin Atlantic to Fly London Heathrow – Vancouver

    Virgin Atlantic Airways will operate non-stop flights from London Heathrow Airport to Vancouver four times weekly from 24th May to 25th October next summer – and hopes to expand the service to all-year-round. Chief Executive Steve Ridgway told the Vancouver Sun on Friday that the flights will be operated by an A340-300...

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    Virgin Atlantic Invests £100m in New Product

    Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced a £100 million investment in product development as it reported a strong year of trading and a return to profit. Despite the winter closure of London Heathrow and the Ash Cloud crisis costing the business a combined £40 million, strong growth in business traffic and solid load...